detestation hate, hatred, abomination, abhorrence, loathing (see under HATE vb)
Analogous words: *antipathy, aversion: despite, contempt, scorn, disdain (see under DESPISE)
Contrasted words: admiration, esteem, respect, *regard: love, affection, *attachment: tolerance, indulgence, forbearance (see under FORBEARING)

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.


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  • détestation — [ detɛstasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. detestatio 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Le fait de détester (qqn ou qqch.). ⇒ aversion, horreur. « Si vous voyiez l horreur, la détestation, la haine qu on a ailleurs pour le gouverneur » (Mme de Sévigné). 2 ♦ Relig. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • détestation — DÉTESTATION. sub. f. L horreur qu on a de quelque chose. La détestation du péché. La pénitence enferme une sincère détestation du péché …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • detestation — mid 15c., from Fr. détestation (14c.), from L. detestationem (nom. detestatio) execration, detestation, from pp. stem of detestari (see DETEST (Cf. detest)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • detestation — Detestation. s. f. v. L horreur qu on a de quelque chose. La detestation du peché. avoir quelque chose en detestation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Detestation — Det es*ta tion (?; 277), n. [L. detestatio: cf. F. d[ e]testation.] The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing. [1913 Webster] We are heartily agreed in our detestation of civil war. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detestation — [dē΄tes tā′shən] n. [ME detestacioun < OFr detestation < L detestatio: see DETEST] 1. intense dislike or hatred; loathing 2. a detested person or thing …   English World dictionary

  • Detestation — Detestation, lat., Verwünschung; Aufforderung zur Zeugenschaft; detestabel, verabscheuungswürdig, abscheulich; detestiren, verwünschen, zur Zeugenschaft auffordern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • detestation — index contempt (disdain), disdain, disgrace, hatred, ill will, malice, odium, phobia …   Law dictionary

  • detestation — Detestation, Detestatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • detestation — ► NOUN ▪ intense dislike …   English terms dictionary

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